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Review: could Lovastatin cause Memory impairment (Memory loss)?

Summary: Memory impairment is found among people who take Lovastatin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood cholesterol.

We study 11,625 people who have side effects while taking Lovastatin from FDA and social media. Among them, 236 have Memory impairment. Find out below who they are, when they have Memory impairment and more.

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Lovastatin

Lovastatin has active ingredients of lovastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from 12,122 Lovastatin users)

Memory impairment

Memory Impairment has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 63,420 Memory Impairment patients)

On Feb, 11, 2015: 11,625 people reported to have side effects when taking Lovastatin. Among them, 235 people (2.02%) have Memory Impairment.

Trend of Memory impairment in Lovastatin reports

Time on Lovastatin when people have Memory impairment * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Memory impairment3.33%6.67%23.33%16.67%36.67%13.33%0.00%

Gender of people who have Memory impairment when taking Lovastatin * :

FemaleMale
Memory impairment68.35%31.65%

Age of people who have Memory impairment when taking Lovastatin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Memory impairment0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%12.23%25.53%62.23%

Severity of Memory impairment when taking Lovastatin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Memory impairment10.00%50.00%40.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Memory impairment ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Memory impairment0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Blood cholesterol increased (41 people, 17.45%)
  2. Hypertension (25 people, 10.64%)
  3. Depression (22 people, 9.36%)
  4. Pain (21 people, 8.94%)
  5. Smoking cessation therapy (20 people, 8.51%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (63 people, 26.81%)
  2. Hydrochlorothiazide (39 people, 16.60%)
  3. Lisinopril (34 people, 14.47%)
  4. Atenolol (32 people, 13.62%)
  5. Vitamin d (28 people, 11.91%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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